Ready to Paint: Watercolour Flowers - Wendy Tait (Paperback)

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Provides pull-out tracings for five floral paintings, along with instructions for how to bring them to life with watercolour paint. This book offers guidance on how to transfer the tracings to watercolour paper, along with a section on what materials to use.

Product Details

1 Feb 2008
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Wendy Tait
Ready to Paint
Number of Pages
292 x 216 x 13mm (295g)


  • Keen to paint. but your drawing skills let you down? This book provides pull-out tracings for five beautiful floral paintings, along with full step-by-step instructions for how to bring them to life with watercolour paint.
    A clear guide on how to transfer the tracings to your watercolour paper is included, along with a helpful section on what materials to use.
    Wendy Tait's new book makes painting flowers simple and accessible, and offers guidance on how you can develop your new painting skills.


General Subject
BISAC Subject 1
Art / Techniques / Watercolor Painting
BIC Classification 1
Painting & art manuals
BIC Classification 2
Library Subject 1
Watercolor painting; Technique.
Library Subject 2
Flowers in art.
Library Subject 3
Flowers in art
Academic Subject 1
Watercolor Painting
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Wendy Tait studied at the Joseph Wright School of Art. She now teaches watercolour painting to adults, runs residential courses and often gives demonstrations to Art Societies. She produces designs for publication as greetings cards, and in 1998 was commissioned by the Jersey government to produce a series of autumn flower paintings for postage stamps. She has also written articles and produced illustrations for specialist art magazines.

Review Quotes

June 08

People often want to take up painting when they retire and have more time. Others start sooner, once their kids are grown and in school. The drawing part of painting can be hard for beginners - enough of an obstacle so they give up or never get past painting by numbers.

My friends who paint have always had a natural ability. They drew as children. I don't have that at all. Now two new books promise to make watercolor painting easier for beginners by following what I call an old-but-new approach.

The "Ready to Paint" series from Search Press in England is designed so that novice painters can pick up a brush and create appealing paintings with easy-to-follow tracings. The tracings can be reused. The idea is that you gain confidence as your hand-eye coordination is trained, by following the tracings, while you have some pleasing results to motivate you to keep trying.

"Watercolour Flowers" by Wendy Tait has nine reusable tracings to pull out. "Watercolour Landscapes" by Terry Harrison has six reusable tracings to pull out. Both are to be published in June.

The artists explain how to compose a painting with simple instructions and tips. Both Tait and Harrison are authors as well as artists. * A Good Age *